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@@ -1,7 +1,7 @@
Slackware initrd mini HOWTO
by Patrick Volkerding,
-Fri Nov 26 19:13:00 UTC 2021
+Tue Jan 25 05:08:38 UTC 2022
This document describes how to create and install an initrd, which may be
required to use the 4.x kernel. Also see "man mkinitrd".
@@ -33,16 +33,16 @@ flexible to ship a generic kernel and a set of kernel modules for it.
The easiest way to make the initrd is to use the mkinitrd script included
in Slackware's mkinitrd package. We'll walk through the process of
-upgrading to the generic 5.15.4 Linux kernel using the packages
+upgrading to the generic 5.15.16 Linux kernel using the packages
found in Slackware's slackware/a/ directory.
First, make sure the kernel, kernel modules, and mkinitrd package are
installed (the current version numbers might be a little different, so
this is just an example):
- installpkg kernel-generic-5.15.4-x86_64-1.txz
- installpkg kernel-modules-5.15.4-x86_64-1.txz
- installpkg mkinitrd-1.4.11-x86_64-26.txz
+ installpkg kernel-generic-5.15.16-x86_64-2.txz
+ installpkg kernel-modules-5.15.16-x86_64-2.txz
+ installpkg mkinitrd-1.4.11-x86_64-27.txz
Change into the /boot directory:
@@ -52,7 +52,7 @@ Now you'll want to run "mkinitrd". I'm using ext4 for my root filesystem,
and since the disk controller requires no special support the ext4 module
will be the only one I need to load:
- mkinitrd -c -k 5.15.4 -m ext4
+ mkinitrd -c -k 5.15.16 -m ext4
This should do two things. First, it will create a directory
/boot/initrd-tree containing the initrd's filesystem. Then it will
@@ -61,10 +61,10 @@ you could make some additional changes in /boot/initrd-tree/ and
then run mkinitrd again without options to rebuild the image. That's
optional, though, and only advanced users will need to think about that.
-Here's another example: Build an initrd image using Linux 5.15.4
+Here's another example: Build an initrd image using Linux 5.15.16
kernel modules for a system with an ext4 root partition on /dev/sdb3:
- mkinitrd -c -k 5.15.4 -m ext4 -f ext4 -r /dev/sdb3
+ mkinitrd -c -k 5.15.16 -m ext4 -f ext4 -r /dev/sdb3
4. Now that I've built an initrd, how do I use it?